Now that Seth Fedelin and Francine Diaz have officially debuted as a Gen Z love team in the teleserye Dirty Linen, many fans are getting curious about their relationship status IRL. Although the two have never confirmed that they’re actually dating, they’ve acknowledged in a previous YouTube vlog that Seth used to have feelings for Francine.
They opened up about these ~feelings~ further in a Magandang Buhay guesting on January 23. Seth explained, “Actually, nagka-crush ako at nagkagusto sa kaniya, at sinabi ko naman ‘yun. Sinabi ko sa kaniya ‘yun pero naiba ang ihip eh. Siyempre bagets pa kami noon nung 2019.”
Apparently, Seth and Francine were on an airplane when he decided to confess his feelings in 2019. At that time, they were still filming Kadenang Ginto alongside Francine’s former love team partner Kyle Echarri and Seth’s ex-girlfriend Andrea Brillantes.
“Nasa mga ulap kami nung sinabi ko ‘yun,” Seth recounts. “Actually, hindi [ko sinabi] ‘crush kita’ eh. In-explain ko pa nang mahaba talaga. Magkatabi kami noon.”
Francine added, “Hindi ko na matandaan masyado pero ito lang parang na-re-recall ko po. Kasi parehas po kami nasasaktan ng tenga noon kasi sobrang taas na eh, ‘yung pressure. Tapos kami naman, parang, ‘Ang sakit, noh?’”
While they were listening to music to ease their clogged ears, Seth suddenly admitted to Francine that he liked her. Francine divulged, “So parang wala, kantahan nalang kami, nakinig kami sa phone niya. Out of nowhere, bigla nalang niyang sinabi, ‘Alam mo ba gusto kita?’” OMG, so adorbs!
Without going into detail about what happened to them afterwards, Francine shared that their friendship was helpful in building their chemistry on-screen. “Ang laking tulong din na meron kaming friendship na nabuo pa bago maging love team. Kasi madalas ‘yun ‘yung ginagamit namin ‘pag may eksena po kami sa Dirty Linen na ‘pag na-fe-feel namin na, ‘Parang ang tamis naman nito. Pwede ba namin laurin?’” Francine said. “Minsan may awkwardness pa rin eh. Para lang din mas maging natural din ‘yung eksena namin, ginagamit namin ‘yung friendship.”
Agreeing with Francine, Seth voiced out similar sentiments: “Dati pa kasi noong Kadenang Ginto, naging kaibigan ko po talaga siya. Same kami ng mundo. Nag-jibe agad na parang parehas kami ng mindset ni Francine.” Awww, cute!
You can watch Francine and Seth’s full interview here: